The Illinois Supreme Court has decided against Six Flags in its case challenging the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act, CapitolFax.com reports. The crux of the case is whether a business can be held liable for violating BIPA even if the plaintiff cannot prove "harm." The plaintiff in the case has argued that when the park fingerprinted her 14-year-old son, they did so without her consent. Six Flags has argued that she needs to demonstrate the harm suffered by her son. In its opinion, the Supreme Court stated, "Contrary to the appellate court's view, an individual need not allege some actual injury or adverse effect, beyond violation of his or her rights under the Act, in order to qualify as an 'aggrieved' person and be entitled to seek liquidated damages and injunctive relief pursuant to the Act. The judgment of the appellate court is therefore reversed, and the cause is remanded to the circuit court for further proceedings." Meanwhile, two Illinois residents have brought a case against Google over use of their "face prints."
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